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Aaj Ki Baat March 27 episode

Opinion | How rumours triggered movement of thousands of migrant workers from Delhi

Mar 28, 2020, 10:10 AM IST

What can be done with thousands of workers cramming inside buses? Is social distancing possible? Will it not multiply the spread of the virus to unimaginable proportions, with people carrying this virus to their villages and infecting others?

Aaj Ki Baat March 26

Opinion | Relief package for the poor was prepared much before lockdown was enforced

Mar 27, 2020, 08:10 AM IST

There is no way out for India from this pandemic without enforcing a nationwide lockdown. If we have to save ourselves and our children, lockdown is a must. 

Aaj Ki Baat March 25 episode

Opinion | Why Modi chose March 25 for enforcing nationwide 21-day lock

Mar 26, 2020, 08:46 AM IST

I have been in the field of journalism for 37 years. I have seen from close range,  many Prime Ministers working in times of crisis. The manner in which Prime Minister Modi has handled this global pandemic is praiseworthy. He deserves our fullest support in this hour of national crisis.

Aaj Ki Baat March 24 episode

Opinion | Stay in homes for 21 days, let us defeat this Coronavirus monster

Mar 25, 2020, 03:00 PM IST

If we make mistakes and defy lockdowns, the consequences will be terrible. The death toll will mount rapidly and there will be hardly anybody left to collect the bodies from the roadside. 

Aaj Ki Baat March 23 episode

Opinion | For God's sake, please do not defy lockdowns

Mar 24, 2020, 10:03 AM IST

While speaking to news broadcasters on Monday, the Prime Minister spoke about a lady doctor who told AIIMS director “I am treating patients of  Coronavirus fearlessly, but I have old parents at home, if something happens to me please taken care of them” The Prime Minister had tears in his eyes when he narrated this.  

Aaj Ki Baat March 20 episode

Opinion | Tell everybody that 'curfew' also means 'care for you'

Mar 21, 2020, 10:12 AM IST

On Friday night in my show Aaj Ki Baat, I showed the video of a Coronavirus female patient speaking from her ICU bed and imploring all not to take this deadly virus lightly. 

Aaj Ki Baat March 19 episode

Opinion | How PM neither concealed, nor underplayed, but showed way to deal with Coronavirus threat

Mar 20, 2020, 01:07 PM IST

The two words which he emphasized repeatedly were "sanyam" (restraint) and "sankalp" (determination). Remember, coronavirus hits large number of people suddenly. Let us not be complacent while thinking it may not hit us with the same magnitude with which it hit other countries.

Aaj Ki Baat March 18 episode

Opinion | How callousness and flouting of guidelines can hamper our fight against Coronavirus

India | Mar 19, 2020, 01:02 PM IST

Extreme caution is the need of the hour. We must stop the Coronavirus from spreading. Everybody, whether he or she has come from abroad, or anybody who has come in contact with persons having virus symptoms must undergo 14 days' self-quarantine and submit for tests. 

Aaj Ki Baat March 17 episode

Opinion | Never conceal your travel history from doctors in cases of Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020, 04:53 PM IST

Concealing facts about one's travel history can lead to serious consequences for Coronavirus victims. The third Coronavirus death that took place in India on Tuesday was in Mumbai, where a 64-year-old man, who had returned from Dubai was being treated.   

Aaj Ki Baat March 16 episode

Opinion | Social distancing is a must for combating Coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020, 10:38 AM IST

My appeal to all of you is: please do not run away from hospitals, if you or your friends or relatives show symptoms of the virus. By fleeing hospitals, you would be putting more people at risk.

Aaj Ki Baat March 14 episode

Opinion | Let us all collectively fight the Coronavirus threat

Mar 14, 2020, 10:19 AM IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in two tweets on consecutive days complained that "the government is not taking this (Coronavirus) threat seriously" and that "The Indian economy will be destroyed if strong action is not taken". 

Aaj ki Baat March 12 episode with Rajat Sharma

Opinion | Take stringent action against those recycling masks, making fake sanitizers

Mar 13, 2020, 12:30 PM IST

As stock markets crashed across the world, including India, after the World Health Organization declared Coronoavirus a pandemic affecting 118 countries, there is some good news: scientists in Israel have achieved a breakthrough in understanding the biological mechanism and qualities of the virus and are on the verge of inventing a vaccine.

Aaj Ki Baat March 11 episode with Rajat Sharma

Opinion | People will surely watch what exemplary action is taken against Delhi rioters

Mar 12, 2020, 09:36 AM IST

I think the exemplary punishment that Amit Shah has promised will definitely have an impact on future riots, provided the policy is implemented with vigour. I also welcome the steps taken by his ministry to identify those anti-national elements who provided funds to the rioters. Three such hawala financiers have already been arrested.

Aaj Ki Baat March 10 episode

Opinion | Jyotiraditya's exit is just the beginning of fresh troubles for Congress

Mar 11, 2020, 08:40 PM IST

Jyotiraditya Scindia is not new to BJP. His grandmother Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia was a founding member of BJP, and his father Madhavrao Scindia was in Bharatiya Jana Sangh, when he switched sides and joined the Congress during the Seventies. His aunt Vasundhara Raje is a senior BJP leader and former chief minister of Rajasthan.

Aaj Ki Baat March 06 episode

Opinion | Why India TV did a reality check on anti-CAA protests

Mar 07, 2020, 10:11 AM IST

At Shaheen Bagh, only 10-12 women protesters were present, and the tents appeared to be desolate. On seeing India TV cameras, a hooter was sounded by the organisers and soon more women came to the venue. 

Aaj Ki Baat March 05 episode

Opinion | Let our human rights activists learn a lesson from Delhi riot videos

Mar 06, 2020, 11:48 AM IST

The videos clearly show that policemen were outnumbered, with rioters throwing stones at them and even firing, with policemen trying to shield themselves over a road divider while trying to escape the fury of the mob.

Aaj Ki Baat March 04 episode

Opinion | Follow precautions carefully, no need to panic due to Coronavirus

Mar 05, 2020, 09:55 AM IST

There should not be any panic because out of the 29 people found positive in India, 18 are Italian nationals. Two of them are being treated in Jaipur and the remaining 16 have been quarantined in a hospital in Delhi NCR. 

Aaj Ki Baat March 03 episode

Opinion | Take timely precautions to prevent Coronavirus from spreading

Mar 04, 2020, 10:55 AM IST

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to people not to panic. "We need to take small yet important measures to ensure self-protection", the PM tweeted. Modi also shared an advisory on basic protective measures people can take to avoid coming in contact with the virus. 

Aaj Ki Baat March 02 episode

Opinion | Rumour-mongering and hate messages must be nipped in the bud

Mar 03, 2020, 10:31 AM IST

Delhi Police has now started taking action against gangs spreading rumours. These gangs have been spreading panic in areas like Khayala, Badarpur, Paschim Vihar, Kalindi Kunj, Madanpur Khadar, Dwarka, Rohini, Govindpuri, Uttam Nagar and Jasola. 

Aaj Ki Baat Feb 28 episode

Opinion | Delhi riots were pre-meditated, planned days in advance

Feb 29, 2020, 10:08 AM IST

As Friday prayers passed off peacefully in the riot affected areas of North East Delhi, the official death toll rose to 42 as four more people succumbed to injuries in hospital.

Aaj Ki Baat Feb 27 episode

Opinion | How a local AAP leader masterminded murders and arson during Delhi riots

Feb 28, 2020, 01:00 PM IST

India TV reporters on Thursday showed how all the vehicles inside a parking lot adjacent to Tahir Hussain's building were completely charred during the riots. 

Aaj Ki Baat Feb 26 episode

Opinion | On Delhi riots, Ajit Doval's courage and Trump

Feb 27, 2020, 10:25 AM IST

Trump preferred not to speak on CAA and said that he believed in Prime Minister Modi who can take all sections of society with him. On the issue of Kashmir too, Trump spoke carefully, disappointing Pakistan and its PM Imran Khan. 

Aaj Ki Baat Feb 24 episode

Opinion | How Modi deftly scripted a grand ovation for Trump on Indian soil

Feb 25, 2020, 10:34 AM IST

On Monday, the US President praised Modi's work style and he attributed the tremendous progress that his government had achieved to the hard work and toil put by our PM. Trump described Modi as his "true friend", described him as "a tough negotiator" and promised to do a "very major, among the biggest ever made" trade deals with India. 

Aaj Ki Baat with India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma

OPINION | Trump's historic India visit will send key signals to China, Pakistan

Feb 22, 2020, 09:41 AM IST

Lakhs of people are expected to line the route that the US President will take from the airport to Motera, where the world's largest cricket stadium has been built. More than a lakh people will pack the stadium to greet Trump, a spectacle no US President has seen yet on an overseas visit.

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OPINION | Owaisi and his men must understand the consequences of inciting Muslims

Feb 21, 2020, 01:50 PM IST

All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi was caught unawares on Thursday when a female activist suddenly went up to the mike at his Bengaluru rally and chanted Pakistan Zindabad slogan. 

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OPINION | Why vested political interests do not want Shaheen Bagh protest to end?

Feb 20, 2020, 03:10 PM IST

On Wednesday, hours before the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors visited Shaheen Bagh in Delhi, a video surfaced from BJP IT Cell showing how human rights activist Teesta Setalvad was "tutoring" women protesters on what questions to ask the lawyers sent by the apex court.

India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma. 

OPINION | Selling mirrors in a city of the blind

Feb 19, 2020, 12:10 PM IST

To look at martyrdom of our soldiers as a tool to garner votes, is nothing short of a crime. Unfortunately, some people have made this a hobby.

Aaj Ki Baat with Rajat Sharma

Opinion | Anti-CAA protesters must listen to the woes of Pakistani Hindus and Sikhs

Feb 18, 2020, 04:59 PM IST

India TV on Monday night in its 'Aaj Ki Baat' show telecast the story of a Pakistani Hindu girl, who narrated the ordeals of Hindu community in Pakistan. 

Aaj Ki Baat Feb 14 episode with Rajat Sharma

Opinion | Questioning motives behind Pulwama attack amounts to insulting our martyrs

Feb 15, 2020, 01:56 PM IST

The terror attack in Pulwama was an attack on India. We lost 40 of our brave jawans. Our air force took revenge by destroying terror camps in Balakot inside Pakistan. The whole world supported India after it bombed those hideouts.

Aaj Ki Baat February 13 episode

Opinion | Death row convicts who commit heinous crimes must not be allowed to file mercy petitions

Feb 15, 2020, 01:54 PM IST

The lawyers for the convicts are so wily that they never file petitions together in order to gain time. They file petitions in different courts - Patiala district court, Delhi High Court and Supreme Court, only to gain time. And every time it is Nirbhaya's mother who has to walk out with tears in her eyes.

Aaj Ki Baat Feb 11 episode

Opinion | Why BJP got an electoral drubbing from Kejriwal in Delhi

Feb 12, 2020, 12:18 PM IST

On being labelled a 'terrorist', Kejriwal replied that he was "the son of Delhi" and on a plaintive note, said, how could a "son of Delhi" become a terrorist? By then, the voters of Delhi had made up their mind to elect Kejriwal and his party.

Aaj ki Baat

Opinion | After SC observations, Shaheen Bagh protesters should call off their protest

Feb 11, 2020, 01:31 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Monday questioned the propriety of blocking a public road in Shaheen Bagh for the last two months by anti-CAA protesters. A division bench of the apex court observed that "there cannot be an indefinite period of protest in a common area. The protests have been on for a long time. It could be done at an area identified for protests. Can someone block the entire road for an indefinite period?"

Aaj ki Baat with Rajat Sharma

Opinion | CAA, NRC and the current political scenario

Feb 08, 2020, 11:55 PM IST

I was in Mumbai last evening with Salman Khan in Bigg Boss House. After taking a break from shooting, I landed in Delhi to cast my vote. At our local polling station, I saw long queues of voters lining up to cast their votes. I was filled with a sense of pride for my country and our democracy.

Aaj Ki baat with Rajat Sharma February 6 episode

Opinion | How Modi silenced his critics on Kashmir, CAA citing facts and figures

Feb 07, 2020, 11:32 AM IST

The problem with Rahul Gandhi is that he is under the false impression that one can become a mass leader if one shouts and attacks opponents mercilessly. In the process, Rahul has been committing blunders. Nearly four years ago, Rahul had bragged that there would be an earthquake if he was allowed to speak for five minutes inside Parliament. Modi made fun of his earthquake remark during his reply, leading to guffaws inside the House.

Aaj Ki Baat

Opinion | Leaders should learn from common people to accept Ayodhya verdict peacefully

Feb 07, 2020, 11:29 AM IST

I remember, when the apex court was about to give its verdict, the RSS and BJP leaders had directed their supporters to maintain peace at all cost, and refrain from celebrating in public. The Ayodhya verdict was finally accepted peacefully by all sides.

Aaj Ki Baat February 4

Opinion | How Modi rescued Indians from China and how Pakistan is still dithering

Feb 05, 2020, 10:25 AM IST

In several video messages going viral, these trapped Pakistani students are openly praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his quick action and slamming their own Pakistani government for refusing to rescue them in this hour of distress.